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Meeting ID: 885 6969 2857, Password: TRACE
Anna Walker, Fin Walker and Iris Garrelfs are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Trace Sessions 1: Macha, 2: Macbeth, 3: Panel Discussion
Time: Jul 28, 2020 11:30 – 13.00 London
My Macbeth Trace explores historical trauma and its relevance today, working with the narrative of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Part 1 is a will series of 3 monologues physicalized and spoken by performer Nick Holder, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0390319/, who will portray the character of Macbeth. Macbeth is a fictional character that performs violence and has experienced violence. His gender within the play is constantly brought into question; his ambition for power consistently referred to and his heteropatriarchal capitalist values in the name of King and country celebrated. Macbeth is revered for his violence and seen as a valiant soldier for his ‘heroic’ and brutal killings; “Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’chops / And fixed his head upon our battlements”.
We will explore the transmission of violence through Macbeth’s body from the beginning of the play to the end of the play.
Also, in considering Macbeth’s relevance today I will be looking at the work of Slavoj Zizek and the laying of his philosophy on top of my research. Zizek writes about “’symbolic’ violence embodied in language and its forms…”(p.1)
Once I have choreographed the monologues, Nick and I will discuss our process, paying reference to how the cycle of violence can be broken in society today.
Part 2 of my Trace will be a discussion with Dr Anna Walker and Dr Iris Garrelfs http://irisgarrelfs.com to discuss the transmission of violence in Macbeth, the crossover between this and their research and its relevance today.